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ATI Xorg 6.8 Driver

Installing the ATI Driver for Xorg 6.8

NOTE: The procedures described in this document are executed in bash

Install the ATI Driver

First, install the compatibility C++ library:

yum install compat-libstdc++

Create a ATI-driver directory in your home directoty and move in to it, by following commands:

mkdir ati_driver
cd ati_driver

Download the current ATI driver for X.Org 6.8 from ATI Linux Drivers to /ati-driver< Install the driver with following commands:

cd /home/username/ati_driver
rpm -Uvh --force fglrx_6_8_0-8.18.8-1.i386
cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
chmod 755 ../
cd ..

NOTE: The --force option is required in order to overwrite the original Xorg mesa driver. The package’s files will be unpacked automatically to /lib/modules/fglrx

Edit Xorg Configuration

Print out a copy of your currently working /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. You may need to know information about your video card and monitor. Then get out of X, if you are there, to the console prompt. Start ATI’s config file generator:


At completion of the ATI xorg.conf generation should the resulting file be saved as /etc/X11/xorg.conf. If you do an lsmod | grep fglrx, you should see the driver loaded. If it is, you’re ready to rock. Bring up a console and check out glxgears, then full screen it. Fast eh? Try fgl_glxgears. Try some GL screensavers.

Credits to Wayne Johnson ( ) for writing the original instruction for Fedora Core 3.

Created by: mej last modification: Sunday, October 30, 2005 [06:09:16 UTC] by freeminder

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